Today is Monday. A day that many of us have come to dread. It’s a reminder that the weekend has ended and the new work week has begun. During this time of COVID-19, Monday no longer has a meaning because many of us have lost our jobs, been furloughed, or are working from home. If you have fallen into any one of those categories, it is important to recognize that even though the days seem to no longer have relevance, you still do because you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
This is a popular scripture taken from Psalm 139:14. I asked God, why use the word “fearfully,” to describe us? When you think of fearful, you think of anxiety and worry. But then, I recognized that its not us that He made to be fearful, it’s what we possess that makes anything in opposition fear us. We are made out of the image and likeness of the Holy Trinity (Genesis 1:26). We have a power that we were created to walk in. God created us to invoke fear to whatever circumstances rise up against us. We do so by reading His word, prayer and worship. What can stand up against God or God’s people? No-thing!
“Wonderfully,” on the other hand, is a great word to comprehend. It’s excellence! It’s amazing! It’s perfection! But do we know that this is how God looks at us? Do you know that you are wonderful? You may be in a rock and a hard place, but you are still wonderfully made. Life currently has us all questioning the fate of our future, but your circumstances, your failures, nor your short-comings define how God sees you because He is a redeemer.
I believe that “fearfully” and “wonderfully” are two perfect words to put together. At first, they seemed like an oxymoron to me, but when I started to associate the two with the attributes of God, they made perfect sense. God is to be feared (reverenced), and God is in us. God is wonderful, and God is in us. We are not perfect, but the God that dwells inside of us, causes us to want to be perfect.
Today is the beginning of a new week. Let’s tap into the power that God has given us to conquer the circumstances that stand in our way. I know that it’s easier said than done, but we first have to be honest about what it is that we are facing. God can’t fix what you don’t acknowledge. Remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made for a reason, and as long as we stay connected to Him, there is no-thing that He hasn’t given you the power to overcome. This is something that we have to constantly remind ourselves, especially during this crazy season in our world’s history. But one day, it will be just that, history!